Gjógv is a village located on the northeast tip of the island of Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands and 63 km (39 mi) north by road from the capital of Tórshavn. The village was named after a 200-metre (650 ft) long sea-filled gorge that runs north to the sea from the village. You can see the gorge on this photograph. And even though the weather wasn’t all that I still decided to go up on the hill that overlooks the town. I slid down and fell on my face a few times, but that did not stop me from enjoying this amazing view.
The legend of Kópakonan (the Seal Woman) is one of the best-known folktales in the Faroe Islands. Seals were believed to be former human beings who voluntarily sought death in the ocean. Once a year, on the Thirteenth night, they were allowed to come on land, strip off their skins and amuse themselves as human beings, dancing and enjoying themselves.
More about the saga right here: Visit Faroe Islands
Leirvík is a town you will pass when driving from Torshavn to Klaksvik. You will pass through it just before the tunnel to Klaksvik. I parked the car in the town and walked up this little hill beside the village to get this overview photograph. Beautiful and calm area. The views to the fjord are so amazing. For sure well worth spending some time here, taking in the genuine Faroese town life, and enjoy the views. Little (not so fun) fact about Leirvík: It is said that all inhabitants died in 1349 because of the Black Death.